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    SEVERAL police officers have been injured in shocking violent clashes between protesters and pro-Iran thugs outside the regime's embassy in London tonight. Ugly scenes erupted as hundreds demonstrated against Iran’s brutal crackdown on ongoing hijab protests that have so far left dozens dead. 5Hundreds rallied outside the Iranian Embassy in London on SundayCredit: AP 5Protesters who breached the security gates can be seen standing on top of the entrance building on SundayCredit: Twitter 5Embassy building walls were pelted with red paint on SundayCredit: AP Pictures showed crowds surging at cops against a barrier as they tried to break in to embassy in Kensington. Pro-regime supporters were also seen fighting with sticks as they clashed with individuals calling for an end to the Islamic Republic of Iran on the West London street. Iranian Lawyer Eyad Aldulaimi based in London described scenes of "angry protesters storming the Iranian Embassy in London" after individuals managed to get through security gates protecting the embassy. The Metropolitan Police confirmed the protests outside the Iranian Embassy in London turned "violent" on Sunday afternoon, leading to the...
    The Treasury Department announced sanctions against Iran’s Morality Police following the death of Mahsa Amini in their custody last week, which has sparked deadly protests nationwide. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control announced the sanctions on Thursday for what it described as “abuse and violence against Iranian women and the violation of the rights of peaceful Iranian protesters.” PUTIN'S MOBILIZATION EFFORT IS A SIGN 'MANPOWER IS A PROBLEM,' KIRBY SAYS Amini, 22, died last week after falling into a coma while in detention. Eyewitnesses claim that she sustained her injuries while in the Morality Police’s custody, the department added, noting that the police “blamed her death on a heart ailment, but her family said she has no such condition." She was arrested in Tehran for wearing “unsuitable attire” in the form of improperly wearing her hijab. “Mahsa Amini was a courageous woman whose death in Morality Police custody was yet another act of brutality by the Iranian regime’s security forces against its own people,” said Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. “We condemn this unconscionable act in the strongest terms and call...
    VIOLENT protests have broken out across Iran in response to police beating a woman to death for not following the country's strict hijab laws. Female protestors have burned hijabs in the street and riots have broken out, with at least eight people killed in clashes with cops and counter-protestors. 5Violence has swept Iran after a young woman was killed by police for not wearing a hijabCredit: AFP 5Female protestors have been filmed burning their hijabsCredit: Twitter @AlirezaNader Unrest has been sparked after Mahsa Amini, 22, was battered to death by morality police after her arrest for not wearing the religious headscarf, which is legally required for Iranian women. Officers of the Guidance Patrol, who enforce the clothing rules, claimed the young woman went into sudden heart failure at the police station and died on 16 September after two days in a coma. However, eyewitnesses claimed she was beaten by cops and had her head slammed into the side of a police car. ...
    THE tenth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise has begun filming in a Los Angeles suburb — and some locals aren’t happy. Angelino Heights residents protested Fast X’s production last Friday over claims that the franchise glamorizes street racing. 2Angelino Heights resident protesting Fast X’s productionCredit: Getty Images - Getty Angelino Heights has multiple Fast and Furious landmarks, including the home of Vin Diesel’s character, Dominic Toretto. And these filming locations have brought some unwelcome attention to the neighborhood. Angelino Heights native Juanita Chaidez said: “There’s a lot of traffic here with fast cars and a lot of young people, taking all the parking and taking pictures.” Los Angeles Times reports. Chaidez noted that these copycat Fast and Furious drivers are regularly seen speeding and pulling donuts. READ MORE ON CAR LAWSFAST & FURIOUS Is drifting in your car illegal? AFTER YOU Americans are not allowed to get their own gas in 2 states - the reasons Other disruptions to the area include loud engine revs and burnouts that leave tire marks all over the road, Carscoops reports. Angelino Heights residents that...
    Muqtada al Sadr, the Iraqi cleric whose retirement from politics prompted his supporters to storm the government palace on Monday, condemned the violence and called for an end to the deadly clashes. PROTESTERS BREACH IRAQ'S GREEN ZONE AND GOVERNMENT PALACE His supporters breached the palace gates and pulled down the cement barriers in Baghdad's secure Green Zone on Monday, prompting the military to order a nationwide curfew. Twenty-two people were killed, according to Reuters, as fighting occurred between Sadr’s supporters and rival Shiite Muslim factions with Iranian support. "This is not a revolution because it has lost its peaceful character," Sadr said in a televised address. "The spilling of Iraqi blood is forbidden," adding, "There are uncontrolled militias, yes, but that does not mean the Sadrist Movement should also be uncontrolled." “I apologize to the Iraqi people,” he continued. “I was hoping for a peaceful demonstration, not with mortars and weapons. I don’t want such revolution.” Shortly after his address, his supporters began to leave the Green Zone, according to the Washington Post. Sadr had won broad support for...
    An American killer: Carlson's conspiracy theories include 'false flag' agents behind the Jan. 6 coup; supposed bioweapons in Ukraine; anti-vax hoaxes; 'great replacement' theory, and countless other falsehoods promoted by white nationalist extremists. Today in encroaching fascism, the United States Supreme Court asserted that checking the wrong box on a form is sufficient reason for deportation. Other rights remain more sacrosanct; responding to peaceful protests outside of Supreme Court justices' homes, Florida Republicans passed a new law barring protests in residential areas despite this being ... self-evidently unconstitutional? There's no official word on how this will affect armed conservative groups accosting school board members outside their homes, but anyone familiar with the last century of civil rights battles can fill you in on that one. Laws that result in arrests of "undesirable" protesters while the frothing far-right carries on as usual have been a fixture of conservative policy for a very long time now. Tucker Carlson, a longtime backer of white nationalist conspiracies, remains one of the top national purveyors of the "great replacement" conspiracy theory cited by a domestic...
    MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin officials have destroyed the rifle Kyle Rittenhouse used to shoot three people during street protests in Kenosha in 2020.The video featured is from a previous report.The state crime lab destroyed the rifle on Feb. 25, WISN reported. The station posted video showing technicians unboxing the gun and feeding into a shredder.Rittenhouse's attorneys and prosecutors agreed in January that the gun would be destroyed, Rittenhouse's lead attorney, Mark Richards, said Rittenhouse didn't want someone to buy it and turn it into a trophy. The agreement called for the process to be recorded.RELATED: Kyle Rittenhouse trial: Jury reaches not guilty verdict in Kenosha shooting caseRittenhouse shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz during the protests in August 2020. The demonstrations began after a white police officer shot Jacob Blake, a Black man, during a domestic disturbance. The shooting left Blake paralyzed from the waist down.Prosecutors filed multiple charges against Rittenhouse. A jury acquitted him on all counts in November after he argued all three men attacked him and he was forced to fire...
    Moscow (CNN)Russia's President Vladimir Putin and his Kazakh counterpart Kassym-Jomart Tokayev discussed restoring "order" in Kazakhstan during a phone call in which they addressed the volatile situation in the country that has seen dozens killed, hundreds injured and thousands of protesters detained.Tokayev told Putin the situation in his country was "progressing on the way to stabilization" and expressed his "appreciation" for the deployment of a Russia-led military bloc to Kazakhstan to try and control violence on the streets, the Kremlin said in a statement on Saturday.Violent protests in Kazakhstan in recent days have seen the government resign and the declaration of a state of emergency as troops from a Russia-led military alliance head to the Central Asian country to help quell the unrest. Kazakhstan is in turmoil and regional troops have been sent to quell unrest. Heres what you need to knowIt's the biggest challenge yet to autocratic Tokayev's rule, with initial public anger over a spike in fuel prices expanding to wider discontent with the government over corruption, living standards, poverty and unemployment in the oil-rich, former Soviet nation,...
    Kazakh law enforcement officers gather in a square during a protest against LPG cost rise following authorities' decision to lift price caps on liquefied petroleum gas in Almaty, Kazakhstan January 5, 2022.Pavel Mikheyev | Reuters As the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan plunged into chaos this week, an internet shutdown hit the world's second-biggest bitcoin mining hub, in yet another blow to miners searching for a permanent and stable home. Less than a year ago, China banished all of its cryptocurrency miners, many of whom sought refuge in neighboring Kazakhstan. But months after these crypto migrants set up shop, protests over surging fuel prices have morphed into the worst unrest the country has seen in decades, leaving crypto miners caught in the middle. After sacking his government and requesting the aid of Russian paratroopers to contain the fatal violence, president Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev ordered the nation's telecom provider to shutter internet service. That shutdown took an estimated 15% of the world's bitcoin miners offline, according to Kevin Zhang of digital currency company Foundry, which helped bring over $400 million...
    Minneapolis, like other major cities across the nation, is on track to break homicide records after the city counted its 94th victim of 2021.  On Monday, Minneapolis police arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with a deadly shooting on the 3700 block of Park Avenue South, FOX 9 reported.   3700 block of Park Avenue South, Minneapolis (Google Maps) Officers responded to a shooting at a home in the area around 11:40 a.m. Investigators found a man dead at the scene.  Neither the victim nor the suspect’s identity has been released, but police say the violence appears to have stemmed from a domestic dispute.  SAN FRANCISCO POLICE UNION: MAYOR'S CRIME CRACKDOWN IS ‘ACKNOWLEDGEMENT’ THAT DEFUND POLICE WAS ‘MISTAKE’ The city has recorded 94 homicides this year, just three murders short of its worst year on record, 1995, FOX 9 reported.  A local resident looks at a police vehicle driving along a street in north of Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. September 9, 2021. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria) In 2020, the city recorded more than 1,900 robberies, 84 homicides, 438 rapes, and nearly...
    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Joshua Samuel painfully recalls the day, one year ago, when Nigerian soldiers opened fire in Lagos while he and thousands of others were protesting police brutality. “People were running and some were falling,” the 23-year-old said of the Oct. 20, 2020, shootings at the Lekki toll gate plaza in Lagos. “I was shot in the back.” Still recuperating from his injuries, he’s out of work and homeless and has not received any help from the government. “I am not OK. Every single word I am speaking, I am feeling pain,” he told The Associated Press. Samuel is among more than 100 Nigerians awaiting rulings on their petitions seeking compensation and justice for what they allege are abuses by police. They made their applications to a government panel reviewing both the Oct. 20, 2020, shootings and earlier allegations of police brutality that inspired the protests. The protests erupted in Lagos against a police unit known as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, or SARS, which faced widespread accusations of brutality, unwarranted arrests and bribery. Dubbed the...
    A North Carolina city councilman says cops urinated on his business 'in retaliation' because he joined protests demanding police release bodycam footage of Andrew Brown Jr's fatal shooting.  Gabriel Adkins, who is in his second term as Elizabeth City, North Carolina councilman, posted Ring footage to Facebook of one of the incidents showing a uniformed officer urinating on his funeral home on Saturday.  He said there's also surveillance footage of an officer doing the same thing a day earlier.   The one-minute-and-six-second RING footage shows a police car's flashing lights on the left side of the video and an officer walking to Adkins' business, turning his back to the camera and appearing to urinate.  A few seconds pass before the officer walks back to the patrol car and leaves.  'I'm completely furious that any member of the sheriff department would think these acts are acceptable,' Adkins told The Washington Post in an email. 'This is a funeral home. A place where we house family's loved ones. I have lost all trust and respect for our sheriff department.'  The Pasquotank County Sheriff's Officer...
    Colombia's Vice President Marta Lucia Ramirez said in an interview with CBSN that the government did not "appropriately" communicate a tax proposal that sparked deadly protests in the country. "This reform was focused precisely in the opportunity to have better income for very poor families, but the law was not communicated appropriately," Ramirez said Friday.  "[Protesters] used that opportunity to fight the government," she said. Colombia Vice President @MLuciaramirez tells CBSN that the government takes fault in not communicating "appropriately" the tax proposal that sparked protests in the country. https://t.co/5GCxjPFXIJ pic.twitter.com/hc2WatKrsr— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 14, 2021 The tax reform was designed to offset the country's economic crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and help support social services. It was also supposed to raise taxes on some essential goods and wages, which infuriated demonstrators across the Latin American country. Colombian President Ivan Duque withdrew the proposed tax plan for now, but the anti-government protests – now in their third week – have largely focused on fighting an array of issues, including education access, jobs, poverty, inequality and police brutality....
    By Regina Garcia Cano and Astrid Suarez | Associated Press BUCARAMANGA, Colombia — Kevin Anthony Agudelo wanted to live in a country where corruption was not part of everyday life. That dream motivated the electrician to join thousands of Colombians in a series of demonstrations against the government since last week. He never returned home from his third protest. Sobbing beside her 22-year-old son’s coffin at a funeral home, Ángela Jiménez blamed Agudelo’s shooting death on the same government he had hoped to change. “It was like three protests. This was the last, and it was peaceful,” Jiménez told The Associated Press on Thursday. “He told me that he was going to fight for the rights of Colombia, but he did not have bad things in mind because I didn’t teach him that. My son said he wanted a better country, without so much corruption. ” Deep social discontent that festered throughout the coronavirus pandemic is drawing thousands of Colombians into the streets to vent their anger at the government. But the mostly peaceful, nationwide protests have turned deadly, with...
    More On: colombia Colombian town uses discipline, speakers to stay virus-free ESPN broadcaster crushed by falling wall in scary accident Downhill baby walker caught by fast-acting biker Rogue cow goes on rampage through hospital in crazy video Colombia’s defense minister on Monday blamed illegal armed groups for looting and vandalism during five days of street protests but would not confirm how many demonstrators had died. The protests, which began last week, demanded the withdrawal of a tax reform proposed by the government of President Ivan Duque, who said on Sunday the legislation would be retracted. Demonstrations resumed on Monday in the capital, Bogota, and other cities including Medellin and Cali despite the announcement, with highways also blocked in some areas of the country. “Colombia faces particular threats from criminal organizations that are behind these violent acts,” Defense Minister Diego Molano told a news conference, adding those committing violence were not those marching peacefully. A demonstrator prepares to throw a stone at a police vehicle during a protest against the tax reform of President Ivan Duque’s government.REUTERS Molano cited intelligence...
    Internal affairs investigators reviewing hundreds of allegations of misconduct and excessive force by other Los Angeles police officers during last summer’s mass protests against police brutality are ruling on the side of the officers in most cases. An internal report, submitted by LAPD Chief Michel Moore to the civilian Police Commission on Friday, noted the department had received more than 600 allegations against officers. Some of those were duplicate complaints about the same incident, and from those launched 210 investigations into 223 officers — 73 of which were related to the alleged use of non-deadly force, and five of which involved the alleged use of deadly force. Other allegations included inhumane treatment during arrests and unbecoming behavior and biased policing. Of the 73 allegations of less serious force, 33 have been resolved by the department — with zero resulting in a finding that the officers were in the wrong, Moore’s report said. The remaining 40 cases are still under investigation. “Based on the investigations to this point, no allegations for unauthorized force have been sustained,” Moore wrote. He wrote that...
    The Daily Beast The U.S.-Mexico Vaccine Deal Is Inciting a Brutal Migrant Crackdown Alfredo Estrella/AFP via Getty ImagesTAPACHULA, Mexico—Immigration agents and national guardsmen armed with long guns arrived just after dark at the city’s central plaza on Wednesday, swarming the space in front of the historic municipal palace and demanding the people there present their papers.It was a successful round-up. Several migrants, who gather each day along the stone benches that line the square, were detained and loaded into waiting vans. A local newspaper reported that they had failed to present authorities with documents allowing them access to this small city located an hour’s drive from Mexico’s southern border.“The park was full of immigration police,” Carlos, a migrant from Cuba who declined to give his last name, told The Daily Beast. “Everyone they saw that wasn’t Mexican was put in and taken away.”The raid, described to The Daily Beast by two eyewitnesses and depicted in photos published in a local outlet, was a striking show of force and the first in Tapachula in the days since Mexican leaders announced a...
    MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — Amnesty International accused Myanmar’s military government on Thursday of increasingly using battlefield weapons against peaceful protesters and conducting systematic, deliberate killings. Myanmar has been roiled by protests and other acts of civil disobedience since a Feb. 1 military coup that toppled the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi just as it was to start its second term. The coup reversed years of slow progress toward democracy in the Southeast Asian nation after five decades of military rule. The military “is using increasingly lethal tactics and weapons normally seen on the battlefield against peaceful protesters and bystanders across the country,” Amnesty International said in a report. “By verifying more than 50 videos from the ongoing crackdown, Amnesty International’s Crisis Evidence Lab can confirm that security forces appear to be implementing planned, systematic strategies including the ramped-up use of lethal force. Many of the killings documented amount to extrajudicial executions,” the report said. Security forces have used live ammunition against protesters, causing the deaths of about 60 people. There were new but unconfirmed accounts of...
    The Islamist regime in Iran reportedly shut down a mobile data network in its southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan this week in response to ongoing protests against the alleged killing of local fuel smugglers by Iranian armed forces. NetBlocks, a worldwide internet access monitor, confirmed a new disruption to internet connectivity in Sistan and Baluchestan province beginning late Saturday, February 27. The monitor confirmed the internet cut-off following days of unverified reports by human rights groups describing “localized regional network disruptions” amid the protests, which began on February 22. Sistan and Baluchestan is a poor, remote province where nearly 96 percent of the population accesses the internet through their mobile phones. The government’s decision to shut down the province’s mobile data network as opposed to the landline internet connection suggests a targeted action, according to the British human rights organization Article 19. “This targeted shutdown was very intentional because they knew the realities of this province,” Mahsa Alimardani, a researcher at Article 19, told the Associated Press on February 28. Sistan and Baluchestan is one of Iran’s least developed...
    Anti-coup protesters run away from tear gas launched by security forces in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, March 1, 2021. AP Photo Protests in Myanmar over last month's military coup turned deadly this weekend. The government's security forces escalated the violence, leaving at least 18 dead and 30 wounded. Despite the fatalities, protesters returned to the streets Monday, demanding a return to democracy. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Ongoing protests across Myanmar over February's military coup turned deadly this weekend as the government's crackdown on anti-coup demonstrators left at least 18 people dead and 30 wounded. According to the Associated Press, the United Nations Human Rights Office said it had received "credible information" that Sunday's security crackdown resulted in at least 18 deaths. The outlet also reported that other sources, such as local and independent news outlets in the country, estimated the death toll was in the 20s.  Either way, it would be the highest single-day death count since the protests began on February 1. Demonstrators first hit the streets at the start of the month, after Myanmar's...
    NIAMEY — Supporters of the losing presidential candidate in Niger set several buildings on fire, burnt tyres and threw rocks at the police on Thursday, as the authorities announced that two people had been killed in post-election protests this week. The national electoral commission on Tuesday declared ruling party candidate Mohamed Bazoum the winner of Sunday’s runoff election with 55.75% of the vote, but his rival, Mahamane Ousmane, a former president, has alleged fraud and claimed he won with 50.3%. Since then, two people have been killed and 468 detained during protests by Ousmane’s supporters in the capital Niamey, Interior Minister Alkache Alhada said. “They want to wreak havoc,” Alhada said at a news conference, blaming opposition leader Hama Amadou for the violence. There was no immediate response from Amadou, who finished runner-up in the 2016 election. He was barred from running this time because of a criminal conviction and threw his support behind Ousmane. Riot policemen driving towards protesters in Niamey, Niger on February 24, 2021.REUTERS/Reuters TV The election is meant to lead to the first transition from one...
    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Protesters gathered again Sunday all over Myanmar, a day after security forces shot dead two people at a demonstration in the country’s second biggest city. A funeral was also held for a young woman killed earlier by police. Mya Thwet Thwet Khine was the first confirmed death among the many thousands who have taken to the streets to protest the Feb. 1 coup that toppled the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi. The woman was shot on Feb. 9, two days before her 20th birthday, at a protest in the capital Nayptitaw, and died Friday. About 1,000 people in cars and bikes gathered Sunday morning at the hospital where her body was held amid tight security, with even the victim’s grandparents who had traveled from Yangon, five hours away, denied entry. When her body was released, a long motorized procession began a drive to the cemetery. In Yangon, Myanmar’s biggest city, about 1,000 demonstrators honored the woman under an elevated roadway. “I want to say through the media to the dictator and his associates, we...
    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Protesters gathered again Sunday all over Myanmar, a day after security forces shot dead two people at a demonstration in the country’s second biggest city. A funeral was also held for a young woman killed earlier by police. Mya Thwet Thwet Khine was the first confirmed death among the many thousands who have taken to the streets to protest the Feb. 1 coup that toppled the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi. The woman was shot on Feb. 9, two days before her 20th birthday, at a protest in the capital Nayptitaw, and died Friday. About 1,000 people in cars and bikes gathered Sunday morning at the hospital where her body was held amid tight security, with even the victim's grandparents who had traveled from Yangon, five hours away, denied entry. When her body was released, a long motorized procession began a drive to the cemetery. In Yangon, Myanmar's biggest city, about 1,000 demonstrators honored the woman under an elevated roadway. “I want to say through the media to the dictator and his associates, we...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Law enforcement agencies must develop policies for handling mass protests that protect public and officer safety while upholding constitutional rights of expression, assembly, and freedom of the press, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Friday in announcing a new police certification standard. The policy should restrict the fewest freedoms possible, limit the use of force, target only harmful behavior, and use predictable and unbiased tactics, DeWine said of the mass protest standard developed by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board. The board also revised its use of deadly force standard to prohibit all chokeholds and neck restraints except when officers are justified in using deadly force to defend themselves or others from serious physical injury or death. “We must rebuild trust between the public and law enforcement, and these changes continue to build on Ohio’s work to improve community-police relations,” DeWine said. The standards are voluntary but departments that don’t follow them will be omitted from an annually published list of departments in compliance. The governor called for the mass protest standard after protests broke out in...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Law enforcement agencies must develop policies for handling mass protests that protect public and officer safety while upholding constitutional rights of expression, assembly, and freedom of the press, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Friday in announcing a new police certification standard. The policy should restrict the fewest freedoms possible, limit the use of force, target only harmful behavior, and use predictable and unbiased tactics, DeWine said of the mass protest standard developed by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board. The board also revised its use of deadly force standard to prohibit all chokeholds and neck restraints except when officers are justified in using deadly force to defend themselves or others from serious physical injury or death. “We must rebuild trust between the public and law enforcement, and these changes continue to build on Ohio’s work to improve community-police relations,” DeWine said. The standards are voluntary but departments that don’t follow them will be omitted from an annual published list of departments in compliance. The governor called for the mass protest standard after protests broke out in...
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Protesters gathered in downtown Omaha for a second night to demand the release of video of a fatal police shooting of a Black man during a Nebraska traffic stop last week. The group of demonstrators gathered outside Omaha Police headquarters again Saturday to press police to release footage of Thursday's shooting death of Kenneth Jones. Police have said that Jones, who was 35, reached for a gun in his waistband before he was shot. Around 10:30 p.m. Saturday police declared the protest an unlawful assembly and arrested several people after some disorderly conduct was reported. Before the protest, police released the names of the two officers involved in the traffic stop and provided some additional details about the incident. The officers were identified as Officer Dan Faulkner, 29, and Officer Richard Martier, 31, each of whom have been with the department since 2016. Police said the officers pulled over the vehicle Jones was in after observing it stopped in the middle of the street and then driving forward several feet and stopping several times. The officers...
    A supporter of presidential candidate Bobi Wine is detained in eastern Uganda Sixteen people have been killed in two days of protests in Uganda triggered by the arrest of musician-turned-presidential candidate Bobi Wine. The deaths occurred during security operations, police said in a statement, adding that a further 65 people had been injured and about 350 arrested. The cause of the deaths or the nature of the injuries was not disclosed. Bobi Wine, real name Robert Kyagulanyi, was arrested on Wednesday for violating Covid restrictions, police said. The 38-year-old has been accused of flouting coronavirus prevention guidelines against drawing large crowds following a campaign rally in the east of the country. The young musician is among 11 candidates challenging President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power since 1986. The election will be held on 14 January next year. On a second day of protests across the country, security forces fired tear gas and live bullets to disperse people in Uganda’s capital, Kampala. Demonstrators have been burning tyres and rubbish in the streets and blockading roads in the city....
    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s army has said after weeks of denial that its troop did fire shots into the air to disperse a large crowd at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos where several peaceful protesters were killed late in October. The October 20 incident at the plaza caused both local and international outrage. At least 10 protesters were killed in the Lekki plaza shooting, according to Amnesty International, which charged that army troops opened fire on protesters without provocation. The government says two people died and 20 were hospitalized. The army denied shooting at protesters. Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, Commander of the 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, told a judicial committee over the weekend that “Blank ammunition were fired upward to scare the hoodlums from the crowd,” but added that no protester was fired at. The crowd consisting mainly young Nigerians were singing the country’s national anthem and waving its flags as they peacefully protested against police brutality under the hashtag #EndSARS. Brig. Gen. Taiwo said the military was at the toll plaza at the...
    ABUJA/LAGOS – Nigeria’s information minister said “some form of regulation” could be imposed on social media just a week after protesters spread images and videos of a deadly shooting using Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Images, video and an Instagram live feed from a popular DJ spread news of shootings in Lagos on Oct. 20, when witnesses and rights groups said the military fired on peaceful protesters. The protesters had been demonstrating for nearly two weeks to demand an end to police brutality. The army denied its soldiers were there. Social media helped spread word of the shootings worldwide, and international celebrities from Beyonce and Lewis Hamilton to Pope Francis since called on the country to resolve the conflict peacefully. Information Minister Lai Mohammed told a panel at the National Assembly on Tuesday that “fake news” is one of the biggest challenges facing Nigeria. A spokesman for the minister confirmed the comments, and said “the use of the social media to spread fake news and disinformation means there is the need to do something about it.” Officials have said some videos...
    Reuters October 28, 2020 0 Comments New York police arrested about 30 people as hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Brooklyn late on Tuesday following a deadly police shooting in Philadelphia of a Black man armed with a knife. “Approximately 30 people have been arrested”, a New York Police Department spokesman told Reuters by phone, without detailing the reason for the arrests. He added that one NYPD officer suffered “non-life threatening” injuries during the late night protests. Police also said that their vehicles were damaged and some trash cans were set on fire in the demonstrations. NBC News reported that a car attempted to drive through a group of police officials in Brooklyn. The development in New York City came after the deadly Philadelphia police shooting on Monday of Walter Wallace, 27, who was described by relatives as suffering from a mental breakdown as he was confronted by law enforcement. It follows months of anti-racism protests that have spread across the United States since the death in May of George Floyd, an African-American who died after a...
    A 56-year-old Philadelphia Police officer being taken to the hospital after being struck by a pickup truck during protests on Monday night. NBC Philadelphia Protests erupted in Philadelphia on Monday night over the killing of a local Black man earlier that day. Two police officers repeatedly shot Walter Wallace Jr., 27, in front of a crowd of onlookers after yelling at him to drop a knife. Wallace was later pronounced dead at the hospital. During Monday night's protests several local businesses were looted and vandalized, and police said a 56-year-old female officer was run over by a speeding pickup truck. The officer was hospitalized overnight with a broken leg but is in stable condition, the police told NBC Philadelphia. At least 30 officers were injured in total, the outlet reported. More than 30 people were arrested for various charges including looting and throwing rocks and bricks at the police, NBC Philadelphia reported, citing the police. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A Philadelphia police officer was run over by a speeding pickup truck during protests over the...
    An armed man was shot and killed by a San Bernardino police officer on Thursday night. The deadly police shooting of 35-year-old Mark Matthew Bender Jr. sparked protests and civil unrest in San Bernardino, California, on Friday. The officer was dispatched to the area at 11:16 p.m. in response to reports of a man jumping on vehicles in a parking lot, according to San Bernardino police Sgt. John Echevarria. The San Bernardino Police released the 911 audio, in which the caller makes a complaint about a "man who's really drunk and he's waving around a gun." "There's a man whos real drunk up here jumping on top of cars, he has a gun, and he's just going crazy," the caller told the police dispatcher. She described him as a black man with a white shirt and black shorts. San Bernardino Police released body camera video, which shows the officer is in the parking lot approaching Bender, who fits the description of the 911 caller. The police officer pulls out his gun and points it at Bender....
    JOHN OGU has called for his Nigeria team-mates to boycott their upcoming matches amid the End SARS protests. The 32-year-old wants the Super Eagles star to 'make a statement' against the government in his homeland. 2Nigeria star John Ogu has showed his support for the protesters in Lagos Thousands of Nigerians have taken to the streets of Lagos to protest against a police unit called the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. But following reports that soldiers opened fire on the peaceful protesters, at least 56 have been killed. Manchester United star Odion Ighalo has accused the Nigeria government of 'killing your own citizens'. And Anthony Joshua showed his support for Nigeria in a lengthy Instagram video. Ogu has now called for his international team-mates to boycott their upcoming fixtures. The Super Eagles are set to face Sierra Leone on November 13. But Ogu told the World Football Show on BBC World Service radio: "What is the point in representing the country if this is what the politicians, the people we're representing, can do to us? "I feel like...
    By Eoin McSweeney and Stephanie Busari | CNN At least 56 people have died across Nigeria since the #EndSARS protests began on October 8, with 38 killed across the country on Tuesday alone, according to human rights group Amnesty International. Unrest continued on Thursday when gunshots rang out in the affluent Ikoyi neighborhood of Lagos, an eyewitness told CNN. Adukeo Ogundiya, a 22-year-old staying at a hotel opposite the Ikoyi correctional facility, said she saw fire and smoke coming out of the prison. “I saw people jumping out and the fire is getting really crazy, everywhere the clouds were dark,” she told CNN. “Then for [sic] next 30 minutes there were [sic] shooting, they opened fire, just shooting.” Ogundiya said she wasn’t sure who was shooting, and saw people in plain clothes jumping over fences. Military personnel were deployed and all roads leading to the prison are blocked. A police officer at one road block confirmed to CNN that the fire may have been started by someone inside the prison. A witness living near the prison, Foluke Dede, told CNN...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Matthew Dolloff, a security guard, was officially charged with second degree murder on Monday. Prosecutors say Dolloff shot and killed Lee Keltner during dueling protests in Denver on Oct. 11. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images) Dolloff was working as a security guard for KUSA-TV. A shouting match ensued as the protests were ending. Matthew Dolloff (credit: Denver Police) According to the probable cause statement released by the Denver Police Department, Dolloff got involved in the altercation with Keltner and another protester before Keltner hit Dolloff on the side of the head with an open hand. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images) During the argument, Dolloff pulled out his handgun and fired one shot at Keltner. RELATED: Man Who Argued With Lee Keltner Moments Before He Was Shot To Death Says He Fears For His Life Keltner, who sprayed pepper spray toward Dolloff, died. In an interview with the Colorado Sun, Dolloff’s lawyer says his client was acting in self-defense.
              DENVER, Colorado (AP) — A private security guard working for a local TV station was jailed for investigation of first-degree murder in the deadly shooting of another man during dueling right- and left-wing protests in downtown Denver, police said Sunday. Matthew Dolloff, 30, was taken into custody in connection with a clash that took place Saturday afternoon in Civic Center Park. A man participating in what was billed a “Patriot Rally” slapped and sprayed Mace at a man who appeared to be Dolloff, the Denver Post reported, based on its photographs from the scene. The man identified by the newspaper as Dolloff drew a gun from his waistband and shot the other person, according to the Denver Post journalist who witnessed the episode. The shooting victim was not named by authorities and died at a nearby hospital. But his son identified the man on Sunday to the Denver Post as Lee Keltner, a 49-year-old U.S. Navy veteran who operated a hat-making business in the Denver area. A man is taken into custody after...
    DENVER (AP) — A private security guard working for a Denver TV station is behind bars and accused in the deadly shooting of another man during dueling right- and left-wing protests, police said Sunday. Matthew Dolloff, 30, was booked into jail for investigation of first-degree murder following the clash Saturday afternoon in Civic Center Park. Authorities have not identified the man killed, but his son told the Denver Post it was his father, Lee Keltner, a 49-year-old U.S. Navy veteran who operated a hat-making business in the Denver area. “He wasn’t a part of any group,” Johnathon Keltner told the newspaper. “He was there to rally for the police department and he’d been down there before rallying for the police department.” A man — appearing to be Keltner — participating in what was billed a “Patriot Rally” slapped and sprayed Mace at a man who appeared to be Dolloff, the Post reported, based on its photographs from the scene. The man identified by the newspaper as Dolloff drew a gun from his waistband and shot the other person, according to...
    DENVER (AP) — A private security guard working for a Denver TV station is behind bars and accused in the deadly shooting of another man during dueling right- and left-wing protests, police said Sunday. Matthew Dolloff, 30, was booked into jail for investigation of first-degree murder following the clash Saturday afternoon in Civic Center Park. Authorities have not identified the man killed, but his son told the Denver Post it was his father, Lee Keltner, a 49-year-old U.S. Navy veteran who operated a hat-making business in the Denver area. “He wasn’t a part of any group,” Johnathon Keltner told the newspaper. “He was there to rally for the police department and he’d been down there before rallying for the police department.” A man — appearing to be Keltner — participating in what was billed a “Patriot Rally” slapped and sprayed Mace at a man who appeared to be Dolloff, the Post reported, based on its photographs from the scene. The man identified by the newspaper as Dolloff drew a gun from his waistband and shot the other person, according to...
    The private detective agency that employed accused Denver protest shooter Matthew Dolloff is older than the FBI, was the inspiration for the term “private eye” and is credited with once saving Abraham Lincoln’s life. While the Pinkerton agency is no house-hold name, it reentered the national consciousness on Saturday when one of the agency’s guards allegedly shot and killed a right-wing protestor in a Denver, Colorado rally. The Pinkerton National Detective Agency was founded in 1850 by Allan Pinkerton, an abolitionist Scottish immigrant who arrived in the US just eight years earlier, the agency said on its website. Pinkerton’s agents gathered intelligence for the Union Army during the Civil War and later helped foiled a plot to kill Abraham Lincoln, the New Republic said in a 2018 report. During the late 19th Century the Pinkertons evolved into a for-hire company of labor union busters, earning a reputation for thuggish tactics while putting down the Ludlow, Colorado, miners’ strike, the Homestead Battle, and the Coeur d’Alene strike in 1898, the magazine said. see also Shocking photos capture moment man...
    The National Foundation for Gun Rights (NFGR) has raised $50,000 for the Illinois teen, Kyle Rittenhouse, charged with fatally shooting two people at a protest in Kenosha, Wis., in August. The conservative gun group based in Loveland, Colo., said Thursday it sent the funds to the 17-year-old Rittenhouse for "defending himself and business owners" during protests over the police shooting of the 29-year-old Black man Jacob Blake, USA Today reported. "I spoke with Kyle's mother this morning to let her know NFGR received over a thousand donations amounting to over $50,000 from folks who support her son," NFGR Executive Director Dudley Brown said in a press release. The release added that Rittenhouse's mother expressed gratitude for the donations, saying, "No words can describe what we're going through. Thank you so much — and I know Kyle and the rest of the family would say thank you too." Last month, the group said it would raise money for Rittenhouse's legal fees, arguing the teen was within his right to allegedly open fire on protesters. A press release from the group described...
    By Luis Jaime Acosta and Oliver Griffin BOGOTA (Reuters) - The mayor of Bogota on Sunday begged forgiveness and called for reconciliation after protests in Colombia's capital left 10 civilians dead and hundreds injured. Demonstrators in Bogota and satellite city Soacha this week protested the death on Wednesday of Javier Ordonez, 46. A widely shared video showed the father of two being repeatedly shocked with a stun gun by police. He died later in a hospital. "We are here today to ask forgiveness of all victims of police brutality," Mayor Claudia Lopez said during a televised event to commemorate the victims of the protests. Seven young people, including teenagers, died after being shot in Bogota during protests on Wednesday. Another three people died in connection with the protests on Thursday night, including a woman who was hit by a stolen public bus. Three people were also killed in Soacha during the protests. "From our hearts we ask that justice be done, because we know of other such incidents that have gone unpunished and we don't want the same to happen...
    Police in Washington, D.C., released video Thursday showing the officer-involved shooting that killed Deon Kay the previous day following protests in the city, as investigators said Kay brandished a gun during the encounter. Protesters had gathered Wednesday outside Mayor Muriel Bowser's home and a police precinct following the shooting, demanding that Police Chief Peter Newsham resign. Investigators said police encountered Kay while pursuing reports of a man with a gun. They pointed out that the bodycam video showed Kay brandishing the gun shortly before an officer fired at him, striking him in the chest. WARNING: VIDEO MAY BE DISTURBING This is a developing story; check back for updates.
    A number of dangerous weapons including knives, a hatchet, and homemade spike strips have been recovered at the former site of Seattle's controversial 'Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone', two months after it was dismantled.  The Seattle Parks Department on Tuesday continued its cleanup operation at Cal Anderson Park, which became the center of violent protests and deadly shootings this summer after it was overtaken by demonstrators in June.   Workers had been repairing a field house and cleaning out a tent in the area this week when they found several weapons left behind by occupants, police said.  Workers with the Seattle Parks Department discovered a number of a homemade weapons during a clean up at Cal State Park on Tuesday  Authorities also recovered multiple wooden shields protesters had used to protect themselves at the 'police-free' zone between June and July  The infamous 'CHOP' or 'CHAZ' had been established on June 8, when armed protesters occupied several blocks blocks around the park and the Seattle Police Department's East Precinct after demonstrations spiraled out of control  Authorities obtained a search warrant before...
    (CNN)Just as predicted, Tropical Storm Nana and Tropical Storm Omar have taken form, marking the earliest 14th and 15th named storms on record in the Atlantic basin. Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)1. Coronavirus The US will not participate in a global effort led by the World Health Organization to develop and distribute a coronavirus vaccine. Even though the US leads the world in coronavirus cases, with more than 6 million overall, the Trump administration has been critical of the WHO and said it will not be constrained by the "corrupt" organization. More than 170 other countries are involved. Now, what will we do when a vaccine is actually approved? An independent committee has recommended a four-phase allocation plan for the US, starting with first responders and high-risk workers in health care facilities, then high-risk adults. Meanwhile, scientists are learning more about the effects of the virus, and it isn't good: New...
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